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Author: Dean Vendramin

I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

My ECI journey has come to a successful completion. I’m excited for what’s next and what that is I’m not 100% sure, but I love teaching and I love learning. This class (and program) was such a great experience and I’m full of a lot of emotions right now. Mostly, gratitude! I just finished view […]

Let’s ‘Make’ It Happen

Let’s ‘Make’ It Happen

Co-Written By Dean Vendramin and Melinda Demeter There are couple of movements, which although not entirely new, deserve a push, poke, and a plug.  These movements are coding, and makerspaces being infused in the classroom.  Recently, in an Education Master’s class, we examined the learning theories, tools, and complexities of these movements.  We were listening to a podcast recently about making and […]

Reality Doesn’t Bite

Reality Doesn’t Bite

Our final ECI 833 topic was Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality in the classroom. Alec brought I an amazing guest presenter, Brett Salakas from the ‘land down under’.

I appreciated Brett’s message about VR/AR/MR …

AT Is A-OK

AT Is A-OK

AT w/ a LRT As part of my look at Assistive Technologies in the classroom, I interviewed our school’s Learning Resource Teacher (LRT) and discuss AT at our school. AT w/ Nico As part of my look at Assistive Technologies in the classroom, I interviewed Nico (Nico is 18 and have his permission to post), […]

Get In The Loop

Get In The Loop

I love using and exploring formative assessment tools.  I am a huge proponent of formative assessment.  I believe that formative assessment can take on many looks, but in the end it is a chance for students and teachers to create a dialogue that focuses on the learning process not just summative assessment, that tends to […]

The Social Dilemma … Is It Really A Dilemma? Is There Hope?

The Social Dilemma … Is It Really A Dilemma? Is There Hope?

Social media is woven into the fabric of our society, whether we like it or not. The documentary-drama hybrid, ‘The Social Dilemma,’ on Netflix looks at social media’s impacts on the world today.  The summary for the show is as follows: Dilemma is defined as, “a situation in which a difficult choice has to be […]

Online Tools, Tips, and Tidbits

Online Tools, Tips, and Tidbits

I have been extremely fortunate to have embrace learning how to use technology tools and how to effectively teach with them throughout my career. The ‘crisis learning’ that happened in the spring was not ideal but I was not scrambling as I was ready to go virtually and remotely. I only had two math classes […]

Let’s Dive Into Prod…. Squirrel

Let’s Dive Into Prod…. Squirrel

Ok, that video was funny yet also hit the mark on so many ways multitasking is multi-distracting.  I know I’m a bit of a procrastinator myself (I’ve been working on this blog in my mind for the past few days … even today as I write this I’ve found ‘ways’ to put it off just […]

Hey, Wait A Minute Mr. Postman … This is not what I ‘Faustian’ Bargained For

Hey, Wait A Minute Mr. Postman … This is not what I ‘Faustian’ Bargained For

To start my blog I wanted to know a little more about Dr. Neil Postman (liked him off the start when he said ““Every teacher,” Postman said, “must be a history teacher.”), but after ‘attacking’ the educational value of Sesame Street … that had me signing – ‘Hey, Wait A Minute Mr. Postman‘. So I […]

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